The Minstrel; or, the Progress of Genius : With Other Poems, Many of Which, Including the Translations, Are Now Reprinted from the Scarce Copies, and Are Not to Be Found in Any Other Edition; to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Life of the Author, by Alexander Chalmers
London, Rivington, Payne, Walker, et al. 1811. Leather_bound. xxxiv, 216 pages. Frontis of Beattie, three plates. Tan calf with gilt decorations to cover and spine compartments. Small octavo. All edges gilt. Spine title in gilt. Corners bumped, edgewear and outer front hinge chafed. Interior bright, clean. Nice copy. Beattie [1735-1803] was a Scottish poet who was best known for his popular "Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth" and his poem "The Minstrel" which was first published in 1771, and is known for its fine descriptive writing, and gained praise from Samuel Johnson. Very Good .
Aardvark BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 75554
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.25 | £UK 37.75 | JP¥ 5578]
Keywords: Antiquarian Poetry, Scottish Poets,